The ultimate hipster bar night: Lego + Lagers at The Gladstone Hotel

By Emily Silva and Chris Thomson 

Torontonians can now revisit their childhood at Lego and Lagers, a weekly event being held a short trip from Ryerson’s campus.

The Gladstone Hotel, located on Queen and Dufferin streets, started Lego and Lagers on Jan. 19. The themed night is located in the Melody Bar, on the street level of the hotel, and offers patrons a chance to play with piles of lego while they drink.

Justin Maguire, the director of partnerships at the Gladstone Hotel, said that the Gladstone is a hub for art and design, so making an event like this was a perfect fit for the venue.

“It’s just an attractive night for people… it really allows them to capture something that is missing from their day to day lives,” he said.

Kira Della Stua, a writer and artist who attended the event on Feb. 2, said she’s a regular at themed nights like this.

“This is an event that my friend and I indulge in for therapeutic reasons, it’s very meditative for us to use our hands and create something, and this is a jovial environment to do so,” she said.

Maguire said the event has been so successful that after 8 p.m., they have hit capacity and been forced to turn people away at the door.

The Gladstone hosts other theme nights like adult colouring on Thursdays and music bingo on Wednesdays.

Legos and Lagers will return to the Gladstone every Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m.

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